First Choice Blog
  • Hannah Stratton

    Is your family full of fidgets? Is a fly-and-flop getaway your idea of hols hell? Well, we’ve got just the destination for you. PortAventura World’s packed with parks full to the brim with adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping rides, as well as fun-filled sections just for little thrill-seekers. What’s more, there’s no need to clear out at the end of the day. You can stay in a hotel right on site, and do it all again in the morning. So what exactly do these mega resort and parks have to offer? Keep reading to find out more…

    Fast-paced Ferrari Land for the whole family

    Ferrari Land is PortAventura World’s latest addition for every generation, throwing open its trademark bright-red doors last April. And it’s been tearing along in top gear ever since. The big-name ride in this park is Red Force, which goes from zero to a white-knuckle 180 kilometres per hour in less than five seconds, and reaches neck-craning heights of 112 metres. Or, head over to Thrill Towers and feel your stomach drop as you free-fall for 55 metres. Little ones aren’t left behind, though. The Kids’ Podium lines up a labyrinth of slides to explore. Plus, parents and kids can pair up and see what it’s like to be a Ferrari racer on the Maranello Grand Race ride.

    Around-the-globe thrills

    Once you’ve had your fill of Ferraris, head next door to PortAventura Park. Here, you’ll find five country-themed zones to explore. Where else can you start your day in China, and end up in Mexico? On your thrill-seeking travels, you’ll find tonnes of top-speed rides, including dizzying loop-the-loops and a nail-biting 100-metre free-fall. You’ve got plenty of options for pocket-sized riders, too, like bobbing along in a boat, or spinning around Kylie-style in a tea cup. Plus, every day there are loads of family-friendly performances to enjoy, including live music and exotic bird shows.

    Pocket-size fun

    Little ones have their own dedicated zone within PortAventura Park, too – SésamoAventura. Here, you’ll find the whole Sesame Street squad, including Elmo, Grover, Bert, and Ernie, along with a colourful crop of rides. Zoom along the water on Magic Fish, imagine what it’s like to fly a plane on Coco Piloto, or get your pulse racing on the Tami Tami rollercoaster.

    Splashtastic Caribe Aquatic Park

    Want to make a splash? Caribe Aquatic Park’s got you covered. This Caribbean-themed waterpark’s stuffed with rides and slides, which sprawl over 50,000 square metres. You can zoom down the Rapid Race with the whole family – this slide’s kitted out with six race-ready tracks. Or, plunge down 31 metres on the King Khajuna drop slide. And, you’ve got three beachy spots reserved for relaxation, too. Smaller swimmers have a few spots just for them, like La Laguna de Woody.

    Where to stay

    So, now you know just how many rides you’ve got to tick off at PortAventura World, we reckon you’re probably keen to stop over for a few days. Well, we’ve got the perfect hotel for you. Hotel El Paso’s just five minutes’ stroll away from PortAventura World. But, if you don’t fancy the walk, you can hop on the hotel’s free shuttle bus. The fun doesn’t stop when you get back to the hotel, either. You’ll find two huge pools in the gardens, and one even comes complete with a half-sunk pirate ship. What’s more, unlimited entry to PortAventura Park and one-day admission to Ferrari Land comes included with your stay (standard booking T&Cs apply).

    Ready to get your heart racing? Book your break to PortAventura